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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2017)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2015*
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
(Jan 1, 2017-Sep 30, 2017)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
161,103
167,237122,449
Large Trucks
145,347151,107111,067
Buses
 16,310
16,68111,752
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
 4,722
4,900
3,500
Large Trucks
4,420
4,607
3,310
Buses
325
323
202
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
89,10092,200
67,272
Large Trucks
72,89375,567
55,135
Buses
 17,302
17,924
12,818

*States are expected to report crash data to FMCSA within 90 days of the crash. Data are considered preliminary for 22 months to allow for changes.
Note: Individual subtotals may not add to totals due to the potential for double counting (e.g., crashes involving both a truck and bus).

PROGRAM OUTPUTS
Fiscal Year 2016
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2018
(Oct 1, 2017-Dec 31, 2017)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
34,670
28,293
6,680
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed*
7,805
6,27214,0778,5186,39614,9141,8451,5093,354
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   782
8041,5867267891,515167188355
Household Goods Investigations
   165
1017517712189
     33
336
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   836
4291,2651,1774161,59316564229
Motorcoach Investigations
   725
2239481,0291931,22213834172
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS**
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,147
5,76712,9147,1815,46912,6501,5341,3272,861
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.92
    0.92
0.920.84
    0.86
    0.85
    0.83
  0.88
    0.85
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
47,526
31,98179,50750,00533,89483,89911,1278,07719,204
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.09
    5.10    5.65    5.87    5.30    5.63    6.03  5.35    5.73
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)***
     4,969
      5,086
       1,231
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
    35.3%
     34.1%
     36.7%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
          68
         111
           27
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
        707
         620
         145
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
      5.0%
       4.2%
       4.3%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
      1,369
      1,274
         344
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
            9
            4
             2
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS****
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
    38,110
   (81.7%)
    35,887
   (90.1%)
      8,339
   (94.8%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
     88.2%
     89.2%
     91.2%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
    13,085
    12,505
     2,658
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,419,066
3,413,899
 825,885
• Trucks
111,063
3,184,2313,295,294
106,005
3,188,545
3,294,550
27,270
772,607
799,877
HM Trucks
6,292
193,919
200,211
6,331
191,244
197,575
1,328
45,79547,123
• Buses
13,306
110,466
123,772
12,643
106,706
119,349
2,508
23,500
26,008
Motorcoaches
10,448
21,493
31,941
10,122
 18,870
28,992
2,094
4,079
6,173
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,247,507
2,245,859
3,252,928
2,253,690
790,189
  537,821
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    53,618
 102,692
    49,537
     99,971
  11,385
    21,746
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
    20.7%
      5.1%
     21.2%
5.0%
    21.0%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.3%
      6.7%
      4.8%
       6.5%
    5.5%
      6.1%
*Excludes terminal reviews. The counts will be different from prior reports.
**Methodology for counting acute/critical violations has been modified. The counts will be different from prior reports.
***Includes both closed and open enforcements; excludes enforcement as a result of an inspection.
****New Entrant Safety Audit counts include both offsite and onsite safety audits. The counts will be different from prior reports.
Source: All data from Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), as of January 26, 2018.
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